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justdoingme 11-04-2012 01:03 PM

Gel or Mousse?
 
I was just wondering, what's the difference, like the properties of each one? Would you say one is better than the other? Unfortunately in UK i only really know of one curl gel which is quite pricey compared to the mousse that I use. The results are quite nice, just curious to see if it's worth trying out gel! So which one is the one for you and why! Please share.

P.S my hair is 3a and 2C on top I think, very loose curls underneath, low porosity

mhen76 11-04-2012 01:34 PM

This is one of those questions that if you ask 10 people, you'll likely get 12 different responses. So much depends on your hair properties (texture, porosity) and the ingredients in the gels and mousses. Personal preference also plays a huge role. For the most part, I like a strong gel in the humidity of summer but a lighter mousse during the cold, dry winter days. I find most gels too drying in the winter. I resolve the issue by making my own FSG. The ingredients are cheap and easy to find. It takes 15 minutes from start to clean-up. I can add anything my hair needs at the time. My favorite additives are honey, glycerin, epsom salt, protein, essential oils. Not necessarily all at once and in differing quantities depending on the weather.

If the mousse works for you - keep using it. The product junkie in me would want to test out the gel just for comparison. ;-)

justdoingme 11-04-2012 01:41 PM

What's a FSG?

mhen76 11-04-2012 02:58 PM

Flax Seed Gel. Here's a great recipe:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...did-twice.html
It really is quick, easy and cheap. It's also customizable so you can add whatever ingredients your hair likes.


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